RAM (random access memory), either RAM hardware or software and operating system use of RAM.

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Install yesod with stack on a 512 MB-memory server

I'm trying to install yesod in a server running Ubuntu 14.04 with stack, running: stack install yesod-bin cabal-install --install-ghc The problem is, the system runs out of memory and installation ...
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Overclocking of Ram on laptop

My laptop have an 2GB and 4GB DDR3-1600MHz ram chip running at dual channel. Both Chips is of crucial technology. I have read in many posts that overclocking Ram can increase the performance of ...
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What kind of Non-ECC RAM does this board support?

I'm leaning towards a purchase of this CPU/MOBO combo: SUPERMICRO MBD-X9DRL-IF-B Xeon E5-2660 2.2GHz x 2 (if I think I can afford two...) Background I'm trying to figure out what kind of and how ...
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Software or Hardware?

Hi guys i have a Server 2008 R2 thats a supermicro Duel Xeon 1366 box 12gb DDR3, that i use for file storage and WDS and little Vmware Workstation 12 stuff.. The issue am having its loaded with 2 ...
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Mac Pro 1.1 stops responding after a few minutes

If anyone could shed a little light on this, I'd be extremely grateful. I have a 2006 mac pro 1.1 (intel cpu) that consistently stops responding after 4-5 minutes. The mouse still moves but nothing ...
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Windows 8.1 High memory usage (Unknown source)

For awhile now my laptop has been running incredibly slow and I'm suspecting it's from the unexplained high memory usage I've been seeing for a few weeks now. I've looked into a number of things, but ...
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Possible to prevent “docker pull” from loading into RAM?

I'm trying to perform a docker pull of an image that has one component that's 6 GB in size. Unfortunately, Docker seems to want to bring the entire thing into active memory before writing it to disk, ...
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My laptop won't boot after adding RAM

I have a problem with my HP dv6 laptop, which has dual boot Win 8 and Ubuntu. It came with 4 GB RAM (one stick), and I added an 8GB stick. When I try to boot to Win 8, it gives me BSOD, Your ...
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Frequent BSoD's With Varying Errors

I have just recently finished building my computer and have had numerous problems with BSoD's. I have been getting errors about Memory_Corruption, Critical_Structure_Corruption, and ...
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Windows 10 Memory

Every time I'm just using my laptop for a few hours, then all of the sudden my laptop is using 15,6 GB of my RAM. When looking into taskmanager, I can't find the memory back. Adding all of the memory ...
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RAM backed File I/O

I have an HP laptop which parks its hard drive at the slightest bump, presumably detected by accelerometers. I'm glad it does this. I don't want horribly corrupted data. However, I have some pieces of ...
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Computer beeping with new CPU (won't start)

I tried upgrading my processor but when I boot it gives me 1 short + 1 long beep (repeating on a black/blank screen). Which would be a memory problem according to the manual. Nothing wrong with my ...
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kswapd uses 100% of one core, no swap in system. Possible _raw_spin_lock kernel bug. No solution for long time

Sometimes kswapd0 uses 100% of one core. This issue happens during all 4.0+ kernels. drop_caches didn't work. Adding swap didn't work. There is no rule when problem appears. It can wait 1-2 weeks. It ...
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Mystery service taking up huge amounts of memory and forcing CPU temperature up

This started yesterday when my PC died while I was using it reasonably intensively (running a newly released game). It wouldn't give me any video output or indication that it was even getting as far ...
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Could Windows 10's compression store be causing sluggish performance?

I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I often use a program overnight that consumes a large amount of RAM (I think around 7GB), and then in the morning I close the program. When I had ...
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Boot DOS in High Memory

I have burned a bootable disk which contains MS-DOS with the RAM drive, himem.sys. Even though, I still cannot boot it on computer with 4GB memory or more. After that, I burned a Windows 98 Live CD, ...
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Linux on iMX6 and CMA memory

We have a embedded linux system(yocto 1.8) running on a i.MX6 board with 1GByte of RAM. The kernel is configured to have 320MByte of CMA reserved and no swap. Kernel 3.10.53 When we run a small test ...
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System instability + Memtest randomly shows error

i'm struggling with this problem where my ubuntu system (formerly BSODdding windows 7) is unstable. I decided to perform several memtest runs and on 2 out of 4 I had errors. The first one happened on ...
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How to view child process sorted by aggregate memory usage?

I'm using top/htop to track memory usage on Linux. I'm seeing a lot of child process consuming a ton of memory, but I'm having trouble finding their parents. How can I see a process tree view sorted ...
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Limit process ram but force swap instead of kill

I am currently quite frustrated with meteor. I am going to make my own telescope modification via the official repository on my hosting service of choice. The only problem is that meteor builds the ...
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High Memory usage in Windows 10

I cannot figure out whats been just eating up my RAM lately. I tried looking with poolmon. It shows that the highest usage is Proc. So after searching for a possible driver issue. findstr /s Proc . I ...
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Memory_Management BSOD when shutting down or sleeping computer after Win 10 upgrade

I recently upgraded a Dell D820 to Windows 10, and have been getting a Memory_Management BSOD every time I shut down the computer or it goes to sleep. The computer runs fine while in use, and has ...
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RAM speed support by motherboard

If a motherboard support the RAM speeds 3000/3200/3600, Could you use RAM with 3300 speed and the motherboard would adjust it or just accept it, or would it reject it?
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Windows 7 bizarrely system slows down around 15 minutes after boot

I recently installed new hardware in my desktop rig (CPU, MB & RAM) and did a fresh Windows 7 install. The recipe for pure happiness one should think, but sadly I’ve run into a really frustrating ...
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File Count: performant options

I help handle our backup solution at work. Many servers. Many OSs. I've recently come across a server that I'm now backing up. The main issue with this server is the fact that it has millions of ...
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slow program response when restoring window after some time

On my Dell Notebook, I recently upgraded my RAM from 8GB to 16GB, and the secondary mSata SSD from 32GB to 512GB. First HD is magnetic. On the SSD, I got Intel Rapid Start and Intel Rapid Storage ...
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What was the bus width of the 160-pin SO-RIMM?

I know that the earlier RIMMs worked over a 16-bit bus and that they eventually moved to 32-bit bus with the 232-pin package, but what was the bit-width of the 160-pin SO-RIMM?
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Memory Usage of `yum update`

I was updating a slightly out of date server with yum update and ran into memory issues. It appears that yum requires enough free RAM to download each package. Updating single packages was not a ...
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Is it more effective to reuse tabs in Google Chrome or open fresh ones?

Google Chrome by default runs a new process for each tab that is opened. I am running Ubuntu 15.4 with Chrome 43.0.2357.134 (64-bit). I currently have a load of tabs opened, and there are 57 processes....
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How to limit swap usage?

I want my computer to automatically hibernate when the UPS switches to the battery, so I need enough free swap space at any moment. But if I activate the swap partition, even right before the ...
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Memtest Errors but Pass = 1

I ran memtest86 on my computer and got an error. However the output has a 1 in the pass column. What does this mean and is the RAM still faulty/at risk of BSOD?
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Downclocking of 1600 ram to support on 1066 motherboard

I bought a ddr3 1600 mhz ram, but my motherboard is 1066mhz , can i downclock the ram to make it compatible for my motherboard my bios is american megatrends .inc
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Why is my server's physical memory 1 MB?

When I opened up System Information on my Windows 7 computer and queried my older (~2005) server, the following erroneous information appeared: Why is my total physical memory 1.00 MB instead of 1....
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Interesting RAM hardware Issue

I am having an odd issue with my desktop computer. I have 8 GB of installed system memory, (MSI 990FXA-GD80 Mobo and AMD FX-6300 CPU) and occasionally, usually after changing settings in BIOS and ...
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Windows server page file used while enough physical memory and a specific process is running

One of our server page file is heavily used while a specific process is running, but the physical memory is only half used (3.5gb / 8gb). When I stop the process, the page file usage immediatly drops ...
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svchost.exe (LocalServiceNetworkRestricted) uses excessive RAM on startup

I'm running Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13 with a Core i5 CPU and 4 GB of RAM that I bought July of 2014. Though I have had a good experience, there's one problem, as you can see from the ...
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Dual Monitor Setup

I wanted to have a dual monitor setup, but it won't detect my 2nd monitor. I already went into BIOS and enabled the onboard graphics as well as the surround view. I've tried it before and it worked. ...
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Aptana Studio 3: allow more than ~1300MB memory for JVM

Moved from Stack Overflow. I'm running Aptana Studio 3.6.1 on 64-bit Windows 7. Aptana site states that the IDE is compatible with 64-bit environments. When attempting to use a 64-bit Java version, ...
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How do I deal with processes which continuously open/close ports and increasingly consume memory?

According to file.net, nvtray.exe is some process for or from my video card. When I look at the Netstat part of XAMPP, it shows nvtray.exe continuously opening and closing ports, increment the port ...
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Why is computer slow in switching between opened applications?

I like to open a lot of Chrome tabs, but when I try to switch between open tabs, the tab tends to re-render. When I have some other applications open alongside with chrome, those applications also ...
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dcpromo fails with error 8446 (“The replication operation failed to allocate memory”)

Okay. This server was running as the AD and GC for the domain. It's Server 2008 SBS. Original software that came with the machine is HP-branded and comes with their software. I downloaded original ...
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RAM and Motherboard compatibility

Firstly, I apologize for my English. It's really hard for me to write this lines; please, understand if I'm not clear enough or I explained very briefly way. My motherboard is an Intel DX38BT. I ...
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DDR2 RAM: Effective RAM dual channel frequency

Assuming the following DDR2 dual channel RAM setup on a Gigabyte P35-DS4 rev 1.0 board: Channel 0: Bank #0 : DDR2-800 Bank #1 : DDR2-800 Channel 1: Bank #0 : DDR2-1066 Bank #1 : DDR2-1066 Will the ...
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Are there any memory tests that will identify the slot where an error occured?

I'm experiencing symptoms that in the past have always led to a RAM issue, but in the past have had to go through the incredibly tedious process of working through a variety of lengthy RAM tests that ...
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Can't boot from any source

I recently tried to install the Windows 10 developer preview on my laptop. The installer seemed to hang immediately after I selected my install partition, but I left it for about an hour to make sure ...
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Will this combination work?

I am using a dell PC( Dell Inspiron 620s, brought on 2012). It's having an Intel Pentium Dual core processor and memory of 2GB DDR3 stick( 240 pins), system runs on win 7 Ultimate 64 bit. My question ...
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How can I see the amount of memory a process is using and not just has allocated?

I am looking for a way to determine the memory a process is really using (not just having allocated). Looking at procmon.exe or vmmap.exe the relevant values are: Private bytes All memory allocated. ...
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How do I fix “unknown” process utilizing 2.4GB of PageTable?

Recently I noticed that my physical memory usage (according to the Windows resource monitor) was maxing out (only 4MB free) after a few hours even on an idle system after reboot. Doing some research ...
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Is there a way to 'clean out' physical memory (RAM) that is tied up on my Centos/Apache webserver?

I am developing something that requires Server-side javascript, and as such am using PhatomJS to run the JS. It uses up about a 1GB of physical memory when all is well, but if I screw up some ...
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How do I prevent a program from consuming all available memory?

Sometimes, a program will decide to take up all available physical memory (8 GB total) on my computer, freezing Windows in only a few seconds. Even a simple C++ program (for(;;) new long long int;) ...